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Nick Hornby and Ben Folds – Lonely Avenue (Nonesuch)
Yes, that Ben Folds. And yes, that Nick Hornby. Brick. High Fidelity. Teaming up for what is to be a very intriguing album.
Author Hornby and musician Folds collaborated on this album, with the former writing the lyrics and the latter taking care of the music. Since Hornby has had no experience in songwriting, which is a different beast from the short stories and novels he’s used to penning, it will be interesting to see how Folds can translate them.
Buy Album: Lonely Avenue
download mp3: From Above
From two masters of their craft, we move on to newcomer Cameron Mesirow, who performs under the name of Glasser. This solo artist has been getting a fair amount of play on indie radio, for good reason. Her strong voice compliments the vast amount of strings and percussion she uses, without it being overwhelming. She only broke out onto the scene last year with her first EP, and I doubt we’ll be hearing less of her anytime soon.
Buy album: Ring
Download mp3: Home
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